Fine art papers are for everyone. You don’t need to be a paid fine art photographer to enjoy the benefits our new papers offer! From incorporating it into weddings to making statement pieces in your home, here are five ways you can use fine art prints in your life for the holidays.
Ways to Use Fine Art Prints
1. Masters’ Work
Ever dream of owning a Degas, van Gogh or a Monet, but you just don’t have millions of dollars? That’s ok, we found it for free. Wait, what? The National Gallery of Art gives open access to the masters’ beautiful artwork, and it’s legit! You can download high-resolution images of some of your favorite work from Claude Monet’s The Japanese Footbridge to Edgar Degas’ The Dance Lesson for free! The site allows you to pick the size of the file for download and all you have to do is choose the type of fine art paper you want to print it on!
(Did you know Vincent van Gogh produced nearly 150 watercolor paintings during his life? The AdoramaPix paper that most closely matches watercolor paper is the fine art medium texture)
2. Big Statement
Did you know you can go as large as a 40″x60″ with our fine art prints? Make a bold statement by printing your image LARGE. Fine art papers are the perfect way to showcase a scene with texture. Fine art paper is typically heavier and thicker than standard photo papers. They also have enhanced archival capabilities, so just like a fine art gallery, you are putting a piece of artwork on your walls that will last for generations.
3. Art Work by the Littles
Have a little Picasso in the house? Give their art the most beautiful treatment and print them out on fine art papers and frame them up! Take a snapshot of the original drawing or painting. Upload it, choose your fine art paper and add mounting to keep the art from rippling behind the glass when you frame them. Give it the minimalist look with a white frame to let the art speak for itself.
Fine art prints are perfect for weddings (and can save you time and money)! Instead of writing out the seating chart by hand, simply pick an elegant font, make an 8×10 canvas, type and format the names for each table. Save it as a jpeg and upload it as a photo. You can even get more artistic and deckle (tear) the edges and add embellishments.
Another idea, print out a Welcome to Our Wedding sign and have folks sign it as they enter. It’s the perfect modern guest book that can hang in your home forever!
5. Post Cards
There is something special about receiving a postcard in the mail. Upload a picture you took and print it out in 4×6 or 5×7. When you receive it, you can write on the back and address it. It’s a beautiful sentiment for someone special. Plus, now in the days of digital communication, sending a letter or a postcard through the mail is often seen as a true and beautiful effort.
There are so many different ways to use fine art papers in your home, in your life, and at special events. We hope this short list inspired you to use fine art papers in ways you might not have thought of before. Ready to get started printing on fine art paper? Click HERE to get started!